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Literary Looks: The Sun Also Rises

Posted on | September 28, 2011 | 4 Comments

Lately, I’ve been feasting on a lot of good reads. To celebrate, I’m compiling the first of a series of literary looks inspired by books and writers. My book club recently finished The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. It’s a well-researched, fictional account of Hemingway’s relationship with his first wife, Hadley, told from her point of view. During their 5-year marriage, Hemingway wrote and sold his first novel, The Sun Also Rises (1926), which is set in Pamplona among the bullfights and running of the bulls during the Feast of San Fermin. Remembering that novel got me thinking about Spanish style, and prompted this literary look, which would be perfect for watching the festivities in Pamplona from the safety of a balcony, with a cool glass of sangria in hand.

Clockwise, from top left: Balenciaga sunglasses, Rebecca Taylor dress, Chloe Marci hobo bag, Vince Camuto Catey sandals, vintage black lace scarf.



4 Responses to “Literary Looks: The Sun Also Rises”

  1. Style Maniac
    October 2nd, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    This is such a fun idea. Can’t wait to see what comes off the shelf and into the closet next.

  2. Sammy
    October 12th, 2011 @ 6:59 pm

    This is such a fun idea. Can’t wait to see what comes off the shelf and into the closet next.

  3. heather
    November 26th, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

    what a lovely blog! we recently moved here to madison and i randomly ran across your blog after googling the place we bought some beef from the farmer’s market of all things. jealous that your book club read this book and chatted about it together. i am a french professor at uw and read this as a wee guilty pleasure procastinating from research writing late this summer. what a fun read. cheers, heather

  4. Susan
    November 29th, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

    Heather, thanks for stopping by. Hope you are enjoying Madison so far.

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